ma & paw want grilled fish on the west side.
- CharlesKochel May 31, 2013 02:58 PM
We started with guarantee winner from the airport at Pann's. What's not to love. I knocked two birds down and tried the ribs. satisfied my craving, but my guess is they are using the over, because the "hickory" smoked flavor was not present. Good texture and fabulous Q sauce on the side. Paw, open faced Hot Turkey, 1/2 club for ma & turnip greens as good as any I've ever tasted.
The asked for grilled fish recommendations in Santa Monica. Please send me recommendations. Not Loud is really the only request. TIA, ck
I tried it last week (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/902896) and wasn't impressed. Not bad by any stretch, but not standout. Noise level may be high during workday lunch rushes, but was quiet for a weeknight dinner.
OP, don't know how noisy Santa Monica Seafood is nowadays, but they've always had good grilled fish.
If you want to get out of SM, and go a little kitschy but with a great view, Reel Inn on PCH is nice and affordable. Like any place, noise isn't bad if not too crowded, and they have an outside patio area.
The enterprise Seafood in SM is much improve and serves some very good seafood grilled over hardwood.
Fish Grill in Santa Monica (or is that West L.A.?) on Wilshire just east of Bundy. Inexpensive, quiet and not exactly a hipster hangout. (Closed on Fridays as the owners are Orthodox Jews who close up shop for shabbot). A healthy fast food alternative. Not bad.
I've tried Sea Salt a couple times too - which also looks promising. Fish Grill used an actual char grill, not sure about Sea Salt.
Any post trip report for the "Tour de Rents" yet? How was your water side lunch in MDR? Where did you end up for grilled fish? Where else did you all go? Inquiring minds want to know.